This month we ran a series of polls on our Twitter (@BaseballFarm) to have our fans select a farmhand at each position for our Farmhand Team of the Year. We first looked at a bunch of our proprietary stats and rankings, and then debated amongst ourselves to come up with four nominees at each position. From there, the fans took over, selecting the Farmhand that they thought had the most impressive year. Here is a recap of the results for each poll:Read More Baseball Farm’s 2018 Farmhand Team of the Year
The following list is the culmination of my work on my personal hitter rankings.
Who? I’ve only ranked hitters, and I’ve only ranked hitters who have not made their MLB debut.
How does it work? It’s a heuristic ranking. Each hitter gets an overall score from 0-15. Points are awarded for:Read More RANKINGS: The Goyette Hitter Ranks
Here’s a quick recap of the Catchers who made the cut as the nominees for our Farmhand Team of the Year. Voting is taking place today on Twitter:Read More FARMHAND OF THE YEAR: Catcher
We’ve used scouting reports, our proprietary roto scoring method, and our Prospect of the Week lists to create our Farmhand Team of the Month for August, 2018:Read More Farmhand Team of the Month: August
KC’s other pitcher selected out of U of F, Kowar possesses a fringe-plus fastball/changeup combo that works together well. Needs the curveball to develop into a viable plus offering. Command and control are lagging so far in his professional debut, but workload (112.0 college innings this year) could be a factor. A risky profile, but the changeup is a real weapon.Read More 2018 FARMHAND CROP: Jackson Kowar
Mariners have loved Gilbert since his stellar 2017 Cape Cod League performance, but his fastball velocity was down a few ticks since then. Will need to sharpen and have more confidence in his secondary offerings as he moves up the ladder. Feel for pitching and repeatable mechanics give him a shot as a big-league rotation piece, but right now it’s hard to see Gilbert as more than a backend starter. However, if the velocity comes back and the secondaries improve, there is some upside.Read More 2018 FARMHAND CROP: Logan Gilbert
Fiery starter with a big time FB (touches 99) which he struggles to control. Looks like a boom-or-bust type of starter at this point in his career. Needs to improve command and both secondary offerings to have a shot to stick in the rotation. There is a wide variance of outcomes here. He could lock everything down, improve his secondaries, and have SP2 upside. Or, he could just be LOOGY who walks too many guys and gives up too many HRs. There are also health concerns with his delivery (despite the fact that he’s already underwent TJS). If you draft McClanahan, be prepared to take on risk.Read More 2018 FARMHAND CROP: Shane McClanahan
KC’s first-round pick out of UofF. He’s a big-time competitor with an attitude. Stock dropped on draft day, where he surprisingly slid down to #18 overall. 2S with lots of movement, SL with good break but inconsistent. Strange delivery, not smooth or fluid. Command isn’t there yet. Has trouble locating his stuff down in the zone. Use caution on draft day: the risk that he winds up in the bullpen is very real.Read More 2018 FARMHAND CROP: Brady Singer
MVP of 2017 UA All-American game. Surprisingly dropped to TB at #16 in the draft. He’s going to need time to develop a starters mentality. He’s tall with an athletic frame that can add more muscle. The curveball is a major weapon already. Fastball control and consistency needs work. Will need to polish one of his other secondaries to stick in the bullpen. At 18, he’s still a long way from the Majors, but he has SP3 upside.Read More 2018 FARMHAND CROP: Matthew Liberatore
In anticipation of the upcoming first-year player drafts in dynasty and keeper leagues, the Baseball Farm team is compiling a First-Year Player Draft Guide. Here is the running list of Pitchers and Hitters who have received our ‘Bottom Line’ treatment so far, with links to complete scouting reports. For now, the players are separated into ‘Tiers’. They will be ranked within their tiers later in the offseason (when all the Bottom Line reports are completed):Read More 2018 FARMHAND CROP – RUNNING LIST